Manufacturing demand? There’s not a lot of manufactured housing in the city, but Dan Gilbert might be trying to change that. The Gilbert Family Foundation will host a manufactured home “showcase” later this year in North Corktown, on empty lots owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Nine homes are planned to drum up interest in using manufactured housing in the city. This kind of housing is less expensive to build and tends to resale at more affordable prices, too. The price of manufactured homes nationwide has gone up faster than other single-family homes over the past few years, but they still cost about three times less. The North Corktown Neighborhood Association has agreed to establish a second community land trust for the homes, something we’ve written about before that can, in fact, keep housing affordable. We hope the name of the initiative also came at a discount. It’s called THIS, an acronym for Tomorrow’s Housing Innovation Showcase. (Crain’s Detroit Business, Gilbert Family Foundation, New York Times, North Corktown Neighborhood Association, Outlier)